Dr Bridget Boyle is a performer, director and teacher of theatre and comedy and a co-founder of debase productions. She has been involved in the creation (writing, directing and performance) of many new works, including Leotard (with Neridah Waters, co-production debase and Metro Arts), The Longest Minute (co-production with Queensland Theatre and JUTE), co-winner of Best Mainstage Production Matilda Awards 2018. In 2005 she was nominated for a Helpmann Award for Best Actress in a Musical. Debase productions won the 2018 Gold Matilda award for special contribution to Queensland theatre. Her doctoral thesis, which focused on gender and physical comedy, received an Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award from QUT.